Tag Archives: Law

Time to Modernize Court System

Judicial Impact Assessment (JIA) is a process whereby the government can anticipate the likely cost of implementing a legislation through the courts and help deliver timely justice to litigants. Litigation demand depends on a variety of factors most of which are not factored in the making of laws. This results in the court system being left with little or no

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A Matter of Interpretation

Today’s Barbados Advocate editorial should be of interest to the BU family – David, blogmaster For me, as a public legal scholar, one of the more gratifying aspects of the current politico-constitutional enigma owed to the unprecedented outcome of last month’s general election and its consequences, has been the eagerness of citizens generally to seek knowledge on and to discuss

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Broadening Local Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of speech [expression] means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent…” Alan Dershowitz, US Law professor “As a former member of the US military, I took an oath to defend the constitution which includes

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The Right to Counsel

It seems fitting with the passing with Amused we should feature today’ Barbados Advocate editorial (23/12/2016) – Barbados Underground The acting Commissioner of the Royal Barbados Police Force has recently had cause to remind his officers that the organization does not condone denying lawyers access to clients held in custody. He might also have told them that this is not

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Using Ubiquitous Technology to Fight Crime

In 2011 Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite indicated the roadblocks to allow video recording of interviews between police and accused persons should be removed. Two years later BU is aware those roadblocks have NOT been removed. Recently the question was asked in this forum why with the proliferation of mobile devices equipped to record audio and video such devices are not

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QC Showed Judge His Silk

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The behaviour of a Queens Counsel toward a female judge, in Barbados, is another manifestation of the disrespect being displayed toward our women. According to published reports, the Queens Counsel demonstrated his displeasure with the judge by lifting his robe, backing the judge bending over and inviting her to kiss

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The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part V

Related Links: Rights, Justice And The Law In The Case Of Violet Beckles The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part II The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part III The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part IV

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Justice for ALL!

Submitted by Loss Adjuster This is some dynamite!!!! When will justice be served and these dishonest political demons be handcuffed, foot chained and have their bare asses dragged from Bridgetown to Port Ferdinand for they continuous corrupt deeds. There are many other Violet Beckles’ in this country but the only reason you are not hearing their stories is because they

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The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part IV

Related Links: Rights, Justice And The Law In The Case Of Violet Beckles The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part II The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part III The links to the images in the Slide Show are provided below. To the lawyers,  we are not in a court of law.

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Police ‘Raids’ Red Sea In Deacons, Alleged Police Brutality

In light of recent developments BU sees value in highlighting a blog originally posted in 2011.

BU understands the Barbados Police Force ‘raided’ the area known as the ‘Read Sea’ in Deacons Road on Saturday 22nd January 2011. During the ‘raid’ five persons were arrested. Among those arrested were photo journalists Sandy Keisha Pitt, 32 years of Bush Hall, St. Michael, for the offence of assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty and Cheri Alisa Pitt, also of Bush Hall, St. Michael, was arrested and charged for, failing to move and keep moving, armed with a weapon adapted to cause injury, assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty and resisting a police officer.

BU now publishes an alleged account of an incident which occurred. The account does not reflect the opinion of Barbados Underground.

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